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Carmelo Anthony will ink a non-guaranteed contract with Portland Trail Blazers, an NBA insider said late Thursday.

“Portland is signing Carmelo Anthony, league source tells ESPN,” said Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter.

“Anthony will join the Blazers on upcoming road trip, per source. Power forward was the position that Blazers were most vulnerable and injury to Zach Collins only amplified void there. ‘Melo comes for a specific role and need,” he said.

“Blazers president of basketball operations Neil Olshey and Anthony’s agent, Leon Rose of CAA Sports, stayed in contact about Anthony since the preseason, sources said. Conversations picked up

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